Kudos and thanks to Peter Sinclair of Climate Denial Crock of the Week for putting this encouraging message together. He’s been moving away from ‘crocks’ and towards ‘unlocks’ for some time now, and this is one of the most promising I’ve seen.
One of the main arguments against taking action on climate change has always been that it’s too expensive. But new research finds just the opposite: We can’t afford not to.
A study published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Nature finds that if nations fail to rein in greenhouse gas emissions sufficiently, as agreed upon in the international Paris Agreement, the global economy stands to lose at least $150 trillion to as much as $792 trillion by the end of the century.
A co-author of the study, Biying Yu, from the Beijing Institute of Technology, said the general consensus in the international academic community is that “climate change may lead to a global catastrophe,” and thus inaction could result in “substantial socio-economic losses.”
The research reveals that the choice between climate action and economic growth is in fact a false choice. The authors’ work concludes that…
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